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Vol. LXVIII, No, 211 ESTABLISHED 188{f 'A Progressive Newspaper For a Progressive Community' 1 WEATHER Fair. Continued Cool Full Report On Pace S SATURDAY; SEPTEMBER 9,1944 Leased Wire Service of the United Press Price Three CenU Americans Smash Barriers Fronting Siegfried Line Lewis Engineering Co. And Bristol Company Layoffs Not Serious A Liberator Meets-Death Over Austria U. S, Employment Service States That Situation Affects About 50 Persons According to Information re ccived today by The Is'ewn from thn United States Employment Waterbury, the layoff help at Waterbury, the to (Into in tho Lewis En- pnrrrinvc Company here and the J-iri.itnl Company. Is very small involving not even a total of 50 persons. The government agency Indicated that official.-! at both firms hnvu been contacted as to the probability of a larger layoff In tho near future, but had given assurance that this possibility was not being entertained at the moment by cither concern. There has been a great deal of tall< In Naugatuck circles recently about layoffs at the Lewis Engl- ni'fti'inir Company where some help had buen let go a few weeks ago. Ki'ports Indicated that a much large group would be lot out soon, bur. the Information from the 0", S. Employment -Service would seem to Indicate that, those reports were without foundation. The VV'attirbury agency pointed out that they had asked both fnc- turirs for a warning in case of a contemplated layoff of a large' group of workers so that Interviewers from L'. S. E. S. could visit each plant for the purpose of transforrinu' any ono who would be out of work, to other places of employment where openings now oxl.-it. hut stated that both concerns indicated tlia.t. their .cnjjjlpj"- rtiont situation did not warrant nny such scrvcie. The stntrrnor.t of tho U. S. Employment Service wll bo good news lofJilly whrrc much concern had hi-r-M indicated in the possibility of IIU-K" layoffs. W. A. Painter Expected To Be Nominated Little Opposition Expected To Local Man's Candidacy For State Senator Representative William A. Painter of Pleasant avenue is expected to be tho choice of tho Mth Senatorial Republican convention at Cheshire today, for the nomination of stato senator-. Indications arc that there will be little if nny opposition to Mr. Painter's candidacy at the convention today, as state G, O. P. loaders some months ago indicated that tho local man as a state senator would bo highly acceptable to thorn, particularly on his fine record as a stato representative. Warren Field of Milford, for many years ono of Milford's stalwarts in tho state legislature, but. who was defeated in a Cf.:'>O. P. caucus in that place several days ago. is said to have been desirous of getting back Into the legislature as -the' 1'lth district senator, but It was indicated in politcal circles today that the Milford,man's ambitions-%vJll,_tiot b'n fulfllcd..-, .±. They Are Nearly Within Artillery Range Of Germany; Nazis Are Being Strongly Attacked By U. S. Bombers Where Nazis May Make Stand AN flames roar backward over her fu*elngc, nil American. Liberator bomber burns wildly before plunging to oarlli uftor being hit by family fighters somewhere over Austria. Sgt. L. S. Stoutsenbergcr, Washington. O. C.. who inudo tin; picture from another plane, said the pilot and n crew member In the nose turret, wore still uliourd the craft as It took It* final dive In a muss of flames.. (International) Survey Shows Plants Are Still Working On Plans For Victory Day Smaller Plants To Follow Course Set By Larger Factories, It Is Indicated Continued en PaKC 3} Japanese Stand if In Western Burma Has Been Broken . (l!y United ITCMS) A drtr-rminncl Japanese .stand wim-h held ur> the Allied advance on Hi" 'I'lddlm road In western Riirm.'i fur two days has boon bri-ifern. Fight"! 1 bombers and artillery aofti'ivil up the strong Japanese ri'iir.giiard positions on the import- tint supply route. Indian troops chnri-i'd m with bayonets t,o tlnlsh !lv joh. Thr: nvo.duy brittle cleared the wity for an Allied advance to within eit^t miles of the main body ol '.hi- M'tieaUnk' enemy—and to within So rnil.'s of the enemy ^)aso n Tiddiiii. Thi- Tidrllm road now Is nli;arrd of tho Japanese along nearly lll'i-milcs of its length south Of Inijihdi in Hast fndln. Thfrean: no neu- details as yet on thr imKhtiirst SuperfortrcsN at- tnpl! cvi-r dolivr-ivid tothc JupancMC cnipii-c. 'n-,,, vvvir department hus announced that resultx were good 1" thi' allack on Anshan in southern At.-inchurifi and another target In Cliina. Twenty-six onomy pianos were lilastfd and all ours apparently got back safely. m KK'1 I.-KNKD CHECKS ^r/iu-ivncn, Mass,. Sept. 9—(UP) "PiMiM'ntly tho thieves who on- i Ciou an l-Zssf'X-.Mtrect tavern ovor , "'f'h-fmi didn't know Just wl "it tn do with the checks they "•nil 1 . Knr tavern owner Louis Mar »n «iys that tho chocks—totaling sl.iWi. hav bom returned to him itnvcvpr. thorp was postage due " ''Wry envelope in which thc.\ "c m;ii!,..<i. And $300 In cash stll Inspection Of Town Hail Is Completed By Henry Moeckel Inspection of the Town (mil to uncertain Improvements necessary before It can be used an a place of public assembly has been completed by Henry Mccckcl, architectural engineer, it was reported this morning. His report is expected to bo finished by Monday. Mr. Moockel said that he was not sure ho would be able to submit his report to tho welfare board, which will meet Monday night for its monthly .se.Mtilon, The report may have to be submitted to Edward J. Mickey, .state police commissioner, for approval before il Is Mont to the welfare board, he aaid. No estimate of the expense involved in making the improvements is expected to be Included In the report, as Mr. Moockel feels that that is tip to !he contractor who will get the work, to decide. peace in an Local industry "will face day, If it comes very soon, undetermined^ manncr > as.yet;-a sur- undccidcd whether or not they will operate when peace in Europe is declared, since the plans of most factories have not passed the discussion stage at tho present. The U. S. Rubber Co. footwear plant will close down us «oon as possible for a 2-l-hour period after word has been received, it was, reported. An official :it tho Naugatuck Mfg. Co. said that Mo imagined the factory would close down. The Naugatuck Glass Co. wil just get in line with the rest of the plants, if any celebration or holiday were assumed by the others. The T, F. Buttorfiekl Co, whirh has not any definite plans, will probably closo down, nn official said. The Russell Mfg, Co. will follow the general trend of other Another Oak Cluster For L. F. Heiiman To Be In Charge Of Town's "Navy Day" President Buchanan Looked Into The Future Jt hit admlnistra- !•_ -fames Buchanan, Ifith S- President, favored the i\ni- nr seizure of Cuba Srmln: but hl» views '"»r dpcndes ahead of Americans, "ricfms v.-ho look ahead aro hitylng more and War Bonds. *<"• vital jobs that hold real •'dm were tuost iv, ""•' H(I! » VVtintcd listings •lily ir. The Xfuiirntuck News Lawrence F. Hoilman of tho Rison Manufacturing company has oen appointed chairman of the Navy Day program hero, an event .hat will be observed throughout ho state on Octoher 27. Lieut. Commander Lewis A. Shea, •naval aide to Governor Raymond E. Baldwin, made the announce ment of the appointment of Mr Nauiratuck's plans for the observance of Navy Day still are in the formative stage, it was indicated, hut the state-wide celebration promises to bo conducted on a very large scale. Welfare Board Meets Tuesday Night The welfare board will moot Tuesday night at Town Hall in its monthly session. The meeting will start at S p. m. The main topic of discussion will nrobably be Henry Mocckel's rc- jort of Iho improvements neccs- sarv for the Town hall, if the report is submitted. Routine business will also be akcn care of. —When .von think of music, think fir Metro MiiMlc Murt, 88 Church .tri-pt, sheet music, records, otc, i.iiH-d our Krcorrt Club? plants, if and when V-Day arrives. Tho Risclon Co. plans arc still under discussion, it was announced ,-ind Peter Paul. Inc., had nothing definite decided, but officials arc awaiting a session of local industrial officers sometime next week. Tho Bristol Co, has no plans whatsoever as yet. The- Naujratuck Chemical Co. is in a peculiar situation, it was said, in regard to an immediate shutdown. The nature of operations I at t.ho Chemical plant require some instances observation cycles of time. Chomicnls must b watched, and thousands of doilai wortji may bo ruined if th processes leading up to fruitio arc halted abruptly. Thn plant, was said, has plans for closin down V-Day, but it will also b necessary to have skeleton crow at work. Tho Lewis Engineering Co., a which many women nro employed will also find it difficult to olos immediately for the holiday, am no definite plans have beer, ar •angcd. With the possibility of peace be coming more and more imminent factories in the borough may adop definite policies for the Great Da> soon. Staff Sergeant Francis Shil- inkas Rewarded For Work On Italian Air Front (Special to The >"OIVM) 15th AAF in Italy, Sept. 9—S-Sgt. Frank P. Shilinskas of a Melbourne court, Nnugatuck, Conn., whose parents, Mr. and "Mrs. Joseph Shil- insltns, reside at the same address', was recently awarded the third Oak Leaf. Cluster to the Air Medal "for meritorious achievement in aerial fight" while participating in combat missions against the enemy n the Balkans, northern LATE. STOCK MARKET New' York, Sept. 9—(UP)— Slocks opened narrowly it-regular, .today with . dealings -light. Bonds held' steady. Cotton futures-opened 2 to 4'points lower. KEDS NEAR1NG TURKEY. ,:.} Moscow,;-' 'Sept "O^—(Crj ; —Tho lied army,-racing south tliroiiffh Bulgaria, hus. driven to within 80 inilc.s or les.x of Turkey. The KiiN.siiin invasion of the Balkan kingdom is unopposed. oOo MANY GEXEUA1/3 CAPTURED Former Naugatuck Girl Will Marry In New York City Italy and Austria. Sgt. Shilinskas is an aerial gunner with a E-2-1 Liberator heavy bombardment group of the luth Air Force. After graduation from Naugutuck high school in 19'11, be was employed by the U. S. Rubber Co. as a fuel cell inspector until his entry into tho Army Air Forces on .January 16. 1943. at Fort Dcvens. Mas. He received training at Kccsler Field, Miss., and Harlingcn, Texas. Sergeant Shilinskas recently returned to the states and spent furlough with' his pai'cnts, Mr. an Mrs. Joseph Shininskaa of Me bourne court. Moscow. Sept. 9—(UP)—Premier. Stalin- announces that -11 German generals have been captured .since the 'Soviet summer offensive begun on J'une 23rd. German forces rctrciitinic before the .driving- armies ot> the Alllem "arti'-^xprctod • to' (tofon'd • deep- defensive^.zones, . say military urtalyittB, rather than a single line. These, zones arc believed to be divided Into throe sector*: (1) from the sou toJ,lege; (2) from Liege.to Thion- vllle; and (3) from Thionvillc to the'.Swiss frontier. Weakest points in these zones are (A) the sector between the coast and Uecc- Anchcn*Coloirno and (B) the Belfort Gap. The first' is weak because it Is closest to Allied air liases in En tin nil and IwcaiiHc Uie country is suitable for heavy, troop movements. Thr? Bolfort Gap will be difficult to defend because it is open to attack from .the Illione and Saoiic valleys from the south, and from straight across France from the west. (International) Reds Reported To Have Started Drive In Southern Poland Nearly 400 Stars Are Listed On Service Flag Of Local 45, U.R.W.A. Here Special Meeting Of Salvage Group On Next Wednesday A special meeting of the Wast Paper Salvage division ot the Nau tuck Salvage Committee has been called by Chairman C. Ar thur F.ijjcr for. next Wcdnesda> night at 8 o'clock in tho office.of the Naugatuck Daily News. Chairman Fager states that several matters of utmost importance lavo'conw up hi the past few days ind It is advisable that all members of the -group be present to ex- >rcss their opinion on these sub- ccls which-must be interpreted in ho near future. Chairman Fager stated that the ubjects to bo discussed arc- sup- ilcmental <6 the 'paper • salvage rive scheduled for Monday and 'ucsday, 'September 25 and 26, and re matters that concern the oper- tion of the committee itself. New York, Sept. 9—A marriage license was obtained in the Municipal building here by a former resident of Naugatuck, Miss Mary L. Grlbinas, 33, now of 130 Sequino street. Staten Island, N. Y., and Anthony J. Zubra's of the Navy, 35. Their marriage will take place | Boston, Sept. 9—(UP)—Doctors on September 18, in the Church of jnl the Boston City hospital have FRACTURES FROM FALL'S St. Francis of Assisi here. The bride was born in Naugatuck. the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Gribinas. Mr. Zub'ras, son of Mr, and Mrs. John Zubras, was born in Waterbury,'Conn. His.for- mer wife'. Monica Daugelas Zubras, lietl in 1937. experienced one of tho busiest five hours in recent months. During the period the doctors-treated 10 persons who suffered' fractures from falls. Hospital accident' floor physicians set tu-o, elbow fractures, five wrisl, fractures and a set of fractured ribs, •-.'•' : ' (By United Fres*} Radio Berlin says that the Red .army has launched a new offensive in southern Poland. According to the cnomy report, tho Russians are attacking in the area between Krakow and Lwow, The new Soviet drive may be aimed at Gorman Silesia. The Berlin broadcast docs not indicate the strength of the Russian •offensive, and docs not s.iy whether • or not the Gorman lines have been breached. Moscow is entirely sil- : lont on tho report at the present 'moment. ' . , . ' Meanwhile, the Vichy radio says ;that the Germans are evacuting Prnga—the -easternmost suburb of ;YVasaw.'General Eor—the loader of the- Polish patriot forces—has already announced tho Nazi evacuation cast of the capital four! times previously. • . j In the Balkans, Soviet armored columns arc 80 miles ;or loss from Turkey on an unopposed march through..the Balkan kingdom. Reports say the Bulgarians are greeting the. 1 invading Russians as friends, although Moscow still President Georg-e Prpelich Indicates That There Are Now Four Gold. Stars Continued on Pago .3) Work On Golf Course Greens Proceeds Well Weeding and fertilizing of greens U the- Hop Brook country club eurse is proceeding at a rapid lace, it was roporl-ed this morning iy club manager, Ralph Hanson. Beginning . next week, weeded nd fertilized,greens will be closed or the rest. of tho season until ext year, but temporary" greens ill'be available for players to al- ow, uninterrupted play. Much credit.;for the work on. the rcens goes to Victor Furs and Villiam Passeck, who gave much effort, and time to the conditioning of the-greens, ' Mr. Hanson' looks forward to •a grand finale of the season, which :was successful in spite of the war, nh<3 wartime' comUlions, President George Froelich of Local -15. United Rubber Workers of America, indicated today that there are nearly -100 stars on Iho service flag which is flown daily at the office of the tocal labor union. President Froelich" also stated that there are now four gold stars on Local 45's service flag, indicating that four former members of the union gave their lives for their counlry in the present world conflict. Servicemen, who were members of Local -15 when they.entered the service and who have given their lives for their country include Eugene Montanari, Daniel Rado, George Zelinsky and Edward Meli- jan. The Local -15 head lauded tho patriotic spirit of the hundreds of members of his union, who willingly gave;up their peace-time pursuits to "go lo the defense of their country. Among -the members of 'Loc.il •15 now in the service is P. J. Gallucci of Arch street, a former field representative of the United Rubber Workers of America C. I. O. now stationed in the west ' as a member of the United Slates Marine Corps. BEATEN BY. YOUTHS Boston, Sept. 9—(UP)—A Dorchester man has bcbn beaten unconscious by • four youths whom he discovered trying to break into his parked automobile on Dorchester avenue. Anthony Arena told police l.hat tho youths leaped on him, beat him and fled. He is in serious condition at a" hospital. He was unable to give police full descriptions of the 'youths, but said they were all about 20 years" old. Lieut. Goodwin Now In France • With U. S. Army Lieutenant George Goodwin o the United States Navy is no\ stationed in France on special d tail work. Alex Baukas of Sprin street, a close friend of the Nava officer, has been informed. Lieu tenant Goodwin is a, former Xau gatuck High .school and Spring field College star nthletc, and i> his younger days was a. top fligh sprinter, who on Iho football an baseball fields could really gc around. The Naval officer is listed a resident of Naugatuck. but was stationed in tho South before com ing to a special Naval school in Now York, following which h. shipped out to England. Later .Lieutenant Goodwin was Iransfcrred to 1 France with the in vasion Army,, and now reports that his French is good enough to get him along- very nicely with the natives of the liberated country. Battle Between German Forces And American 1st And 3rd Armies Looms FRENCH TROOPS IN SOUTHERN FRANCE PLUNGE FORWARD Allies. Seize Two Dominating- Heights North Of Florence, In Italy . (By UnJtcd Press) American tanks and troops in France arc tearing open the Ardennes forest and Moselle river barrie7-s fronting the Siegfried inc. They have forged almost to with- n artillery range of Germany. At the same lime—a mighty soft- ning-up air campaign is under way against the Nazi west wall lases in thes Rhine and Ruhr •alleys. Fifteen hundred Allied ••arplancs smashed at. rail and oad targets near the. Reich cities f Mainz, Mannerhcim and DUB- cldorf. It's the second' straight ay the German rear lines' have' een raked with the bombs, and unfire. Air action also is '. helping to choke off the flow of enemy reserves w. the French.front. A field- dispatch discloses . the. n«w: and deadly P-61—Amor jest's. Black Widow night fighter —has^gone. into v 'action- against 'Gciiria.li transport. co''iTnn».',-"--. "•'-. •:-«- . . •• i These columns'" are reported streaming into the Siegfried line as fast as the' Germans can push them. A massive battle between the forces of Nazi General Model .and' the first and third American (Continued on Page 8) Corp. O'Connor To Be Honored At Outing- —Ruphuel'N, Naugutuck Fashion Center for Women, already Is showing the smart nmv Fashion* for Fall In Coats, Dresses, Suits jinrt Accessories,—Artv. Corp. Charles O'Connor, formerly street department employe and more recently discharged from the U. S. Army, will be honored at an outing at Wnrgo's grove by first wai'd Democrats tomorrow. The affair will sUu-t at 10 ;u m. Harold Murtha is head of the committee taking care of arrangements. Corp. O'Connor suffered an injury in the Southwest Pacific theater of war, which eventually led to his discharge. He has seen considerable action. —When your appetite in a bit jaded, mid you are looking for nome> thing different In' food, "top at. Jeffs Kcstttiirunt, Church St.—Adv. cat4ly. Ex-News Editor On His Way Into Pacific War Zone Sergeant Joseph P. Donahue, managing editor of The News, now n leave for the war, and at prcs- ni "somewhere in the southwest •acific" with the U. S. Marine orps as a combat correspondent, •rites to his former co-workers of he beautiful area through which is now traveling, no doubt on is way into the active war zone. Sergeant Donahue . mentions looting a friend of Seaman Anthony J. Dennis, Naiigauck youth who is a close friend of Physical Director Fritz Klambt of the Y. II C. A. but did not meet the local .sailor. The "Ray Fitzpatrick" mentioned in he letter is a former member of the stair of the Waterbury Democrat, a close personal friend of the Marine sergeant, with whom he worked for several yc&r* ' in Waterbury Sergeant Donahue's letter is a* follows: Tuesday, August 29, 1914.' Southwest Pacific. Dear Folks— How goes the battle among the happiest little family in the borough? I'll bet Harold. Dillon hales me because of the number of times I've asked him to change my mail- Continued on Page 3). Special Meeting Of John Erickson G.O.P.CIubTues. Joseph W. Nyirrcn, president ot he John Erickson Republican club of Naugatuck hag- isnu«d ; a call for a meeting to be held Tuesday. September 12, at 8 p. m. at he home of Robert V. Anderson, 37 Walnut street. Officers for the next two year* ill be elected and delegate! hoscn to attend the 29th bi-amrn- 1 convention to be hold Saturday, icptembcv SO, at the Hotel Taft, cw Haven. —Send the younjKtcrm back 'to chool In good clean clothm. Call hnlett-Lux, Wtby. 5-L1W—It'm an <x>noroy, Icm^n,. you,.will learn

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